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03-09-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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DA* 300/4 at B+H

just noticed B+H has the DA* as "coming soon" priced at 1,299 USD

hopefully its available in the spring :-)

03-09-2008, 07:05 PM   #2
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Again, that price might drop just like Da* 50-135 f2.8 and k20d camera.

Will wait for that time to come and thanks for notifying this news. I had been checking bhphoo for this lens last few weeks.
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wondering if the DA* 300mm will ever drop to $1000.00USD. The 50-135mm was almost $1000USD when it was release and I pulled the trigger when it hit $750.
03-20-2008, 08:19 PM   #4
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I would not doubt that the price would make it down to ~$1000 range for the DA* 300/4. The DA* 200/2.8 has not been out very long and it's down a couple hundred dollars already from $1099.

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Agreed- the price will inevitably drop to the low $1000 range.

Personally, however, I'm sticking to my FA* 300's- the F2.8 and the F4.5 After having acquired the DA* 50-135, I'm not at all fascinaed by the new SDM focusing system, although the lens itself is wonderful. The SDM is just what I expected- a quieter focusing system, but IMO, its speed is about the same, and its not as easy to use as the FA* clamp focusing switch.

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If I had an FA*, I probably wouldnt upgrade either, buuuuuuuuuut I dont so I will.

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